Well, it’s now been a year and I’m still making our bread. With a few exceptions here and there with travel etc, otherwise I’ve been faithful to baking our bread each month. It is definitely a chore I love to do and don’t foresee stopping anytime soon!
For the most part I have used the recipe I blogged about last summer, Daily Bread. But recently I’ve switched to a new recipe. I tried it because of a recommendation from a friend and I found it to be even softer than my original recipe! It’s easy to make and I’m loving the results!! Definitely give it a try. The original recipe can be found here.
2 cups whole wheat flour
4-5 cups bread flour ( I’ve been happy with allpurpose
2 TB sugar
1.5 tsp salt
2 packets active dry yeast
1/4 cup honey
1 2/3 cups water
2/3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
In a mixing bowl add whole wheat flour, 4 cups of bread flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Whisk together.
In a saucepan put honey, water, milk and butter over medium heat. Melt butter, but don’t go over 110 degrees. Once butter is melted add to your flour mixture by using your dough hook attachment. Continue to knead on medium adding 1TB at a time of your last cup of flour. Once you have added enough flour ( so that dough doesn’t stick to the sides), continue kneading on medium- medium high for an additional 5 minutes.
Pour dough onto a floured surface and grease all sides of mixing bowl. Place dough ball into greased bowl, flipping once to grease top and bottom. Cover with a towel for an hour, until dough has more than doubled in size.
Once dough has risen pour back onto floured surface and break into two equal pieces. Using rolling pin flatten one half of dough into a rectangle size shape. Then roll dough up pinching folds together.
Bake loaves in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, and there ya go! Two golden delicious loaves of bread. Statler family tested, tasted and undoubtedly approved! ENJOY!!!